Are you comfortable when giving talks, presentations and pitching for money – and are they impactful and persuasive?  Enrol on this intensive course and you will learn how to: plan and deliver an effective talk, engage an audience, make a strong impression and impact, and manage potential challenges.

You’ll learn how to structure your material for the best impact and present to different audiences. The course will cover the essential skills necessary to plan and build presentations, then to deliver them in the most effective way.

This course will be held online using Zoom.

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will learn how to:

  • plan and deliver an effective talk
  • engage an audience
  • make a strong impression and impact
  • manage potential challenges.

Trainer Profile

Course tutor Robert Bullard (perfecttext.org) is a communications expert.  He has 10+ years media experience, is an author and trainer on writing skills, and has written widely for national newspapers/magazines. He also trains for OCVA in Copywriting and Report Writing.

Robert is committed to supporting the Third Sector – having worked for it as a manager, board member and now an active volunteer – and to groups in Oxfordshire, where he lives.

Benefits to you

You will leave the session with practical tools and ideas for delivering talks and presentations and an increased awareness of how to effectively engage with your audience.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone involved in delivering presentations or talks to different audiences. You may be looking for some new ideas, or skills to address  particular challenges/issues. Or you might just want a refresher course – and the chance to brush up, and improve, on your presentation skills.

Delegates should bring their mobile phone, to record and practise their skills

Feedback comments from previous attendees

  •  ‘10 out of 10. Really good – covered a lot in a short space of time. Picked up some very valuable tips and got some useful links to research. Good Handbook and workbook.’
  • ‘Lots to consider + read – good reference materials.’
  • ‘Good presentation and clear speaker, very personable. Learned Lots of tips, construction of a talk’s beginning, middle and end. Hope to use this going forward with more confidence.’
  • ‘Very well presented, given me lots to think about going forward with presentations.’
  • ‘I have never had any formal presentation training before this. It was very useful, especially to present without time to get nervous.’
  • ‘Found each area very helpful. I feel more confident in writing and delivering a presentation/speech.’
  • ‘It has empowered me to do more speaking at events.’
  • ‘The presenter created a safe environment to speak, so I found it easy to contribute.’


Wednesday 7th October 2020 ( 2.0 hours training using zoom)

Please note registration will close at 12.00 pm on Wednesday 23rd September 2020


10.30 am start. The workshop will finish by 12.30 pm.


£35 per person for OCVA Members
£50 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
£65 per person from a non-charitable organisation


This course will be held online using Zoom.

Enquiries contact:

Telephone:  01865 251946
Email: training@ocva.org.uk

When contacting us please state the name of the course your correspondence is in relation to.


Please note there are two steps to this process and both steps of the process will need to be completed to secure your place.

Step 1: Please register your details with us on the form:

Please note that registration without payment does not constitute a booking. Both are required, and we do check. (Thanks!)

Step 2: Make payment within 2 working days of registering.

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